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Hot trends in community journalism


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This panel of active community journalists offers an overview on trends affecting community and ethnic news media, and discuss how “hyper local” community and nonprofit media are changing the journalistic landscape for good.

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Hot trends in community journalism

  1. 2. independent producers companies nonprofits & arts organizations teachers & schools next generation producers public media stations & orgs communities a unique laboratory for next generation media and education identifying community needs, architecting timely solutions technologists
  2. 3. Training & Resources Next Generation Programs Creative Programs Public Media Strategies Preservation Main program areas
  3. 4. “ In terms of outreach, new media and participation, BAVC’s Producer’s Institute is the future.” <ul><ul><ul><li>--Cara Mertes, Director, Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program & Sundance Documentary Fund </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 5. games multimedia reporting & mapping virtual reality interactive media social media apps virtual reality project examples from Producer’s Institute & Nonprofit Institute
  5. 6. Paco de Onis: International Justice Centraldeveloped at Producers Institute
  6. 7. Through a Lens Darkly: Digital Diasporadeveloped at Producers Institute
  7. 8. Public access television <ul><li>mission based: diverse voices, enabling expression, access to tools, technology, and training </li></ul><ul><li>SF Commons builds on BAVC’s work: digital storytelling, community media, next gen programs, training and curriculum, fiber-based distribution, web tools, producer and nonprofit support </li></ul>
  8. 9. Main programs & activities <ul><li>Channel operations (2 locally on Comcast, 2 on Astound, 1 on AT&T), programming </li></ul><ul><li>Individual and nonprofit memberships </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities & equipment access/support - production space, equipment rentals, edit suites, studios, online systems </li></ul><ul><li>Trainings/certifications </li></ul><ul><li>Live studio productions & events </li></ul><ul><li>Special seminars and programs </li></ul><ul><li>Community Advisory Board </li></ul>
  9. 10. Integrated Broadcast/Web Systems <ul><li>Tools for producers, such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>scheduling shows/series </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>adding information to shows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>building/engaging audiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>find cast/crew, promote programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>facilities, equipment, and class reservations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tools for audiences, such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Searchable online archive, on demand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Show pages, schedules, subscriptions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voting system for repeat broadcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Live streams of broadcast channels ...more </li></ul></ul> - web channels - user tools
  10. 11. Local network model <ul><li>Comcast fiber connects community sites </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used for live streaming or program ingest </li></ul><ul><li>Requires layer of training, hardware, programming, coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Scalable > local, regional, national partners </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>builds off of existing capacity & fiber network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>equip sites to produce, ingest, & live-stream </li></ul></ul><ul><li>programming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>community trainings - journalism, production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>production of news segments, live news programs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>funding - Renaissance Journalism Center Media Greenhouse </li></ul><ul><ul><li>three sites in 2010: likely SomArts, African-American Arts & Culture Complex, War Memorial Building </li></ul></ul>journalism project
  12. 13. <ul><li>New hardware & workflows </li></ul><ul><li>Build facilities, programs & services over time </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability, fundraising, revenue to support access </li></ul><ul><li>More work with/through nonprofits; decentralize access </li></ul><ul><li>Connections to local journalism, news entities, schools </li></ul><ul><li>Build public access network; multiple points of access in the City, regionally, nationally </li></ul><ul><li>work with government on future infrastructure </li></ul>Objectives